Finding Courage for the Day

The first time I saw it was in 1980. Stamped with a singular Chinese character, I recognized its meaning from the triangular yellow sign. “Yield,” I said aloud, pleased with my first translation of the ten-week trip. Eight years later, I found this same character on a page in my language school textbook. “讓 (ràng) — to let, allow, offer, or permit,” the author …

Stop Channeling Darkness

  What is your weightiest prayer request? What is your greatest spiritual desire? A healing? A salvation? A cash infusion?   When Jesus taught His disciples to pray, He began with worship, then moved to petition. Remember what the first one was? Not food or even forgiveness but:   “Thy kingdom come” (Matthew 6:10).   John the Baptist preached it: …